Viking Success

Viking Success

Why do schools need a Career Advising Plan?

  • Students need repeated opportunities to engage in career awareness, exploration, and planning activities (Grades 6-12 next year; Grades K-12 after)
  • Students need multiple opportunities to gain insights to their interests, aptitudes, values, and preferences related to careers
  • Students need to see the relevance/connection between school subjects and the world of work
  • Students need to gain insights to the labor market for in-demand jobs (jobs waiting to be filled)
  • Students need insights to the cost/benefit ratio for training, higher education, and cost of living expenses
  • Students need to be aware of alternative educational opportunities such as CCP, Credit Flex, Career Tech
  • Students at risk of dropping out of school need early intervention and a plan for success
Our students tell us they need all of these things, beginning as early as possible.
The purpose of this Career Advising Plan is to address these student needs.
 

School News

Visit to Buckeye Hills Career Center - November 14, 2018

As part of the Viking Success Career Program, about 88 sophomores visited Buckeye Hills Career Center to learn about the career technical education options they have to offer. Students may attend BHCC in 11th and 12th grades, and can graduate from high school with skills for one of Ohio’s many in-demand jobs. 
Some students who toured the Culinary Arts Program got to make (and eat!) their own pizzas. Funding for this trip was made possible through a General Mills grant. Click More + to see pictures.
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Viking Success Career Awareness Day, November 2, 2018

As a component of the Viking Success Career Program, VCHS held a Career Awareness Day on November 2, 2018. Guest speakers from over 30 career areas offered their expertise to help students in grades 9-12 learn what it takes to succeed in their career field. Reps from a wide variety of career areas were represented, including apprenticeships, jobs that only require short term training, jobs where the employer pays for educational benefits so one can move up in their organization, and the military. Occupations of special interest to some students were also offered, such as physician, attorney, vet, FBI agent, photographer, therapist/ mental health counselor, small business owner, and others were also represented. Many thanks to all the presenters for sharing their time and expertise with our students! It was a great day!

VCHS will host another Viking Success College & Career Fair on November 19. This event will give students a chance to speak with reps from colleges, trade schools, military, employers, apprenticeships, specific in-demand career areas, job search assistance agencies, student clubs, and financial aid.
 
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FAFSA Help

VCHS offered a FAFSA Help Nite for seniors and their parents/guardians on October 9th. This was a great opportunity for seniors to get free, expert help with completing the Free  Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), an important step to access grants and scholarships for college or trade schools. 
The next FAFSA Help Nite will be October 16th. See Andee Caudill for an appointment.
Thank you, Andee, for your support of the FAFSA Help Nites! Andee has promoted the events and managed all appointments. 
And thanks to Jenny from Rio Grande Community College/URG (pictured here with our students), for  helping our seniors complete their FAFSA's. This is a component of the Viking Success Career Advising Program. Click More+ for additional pictures.
 
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